Astronics Test Systems a Preferred Supplier for Radio Test & Wire Fault Test Equipment
Astronics Test Systems, a fully-owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), has been selected by the US Army, US Marine Corps, and a major global aerospace manufacturer to provide test equipment for critical communications and wiring systems.
As previously announced, Astronics was the down select winner for the development of its Radio Test Set referred to as TS-4549/T. This program will replace aging GRM-122 radio test equipment for tactical radios in the U.S. Army. It will be an ID/IQ program (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) with anticipated deliverables over multiple years. Astronics will be working with the Army to finalize contract terms and expects to issue further information as available.
Similarly, the US Marine Corps awarded Astronics a firm fixed price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to produce portable radio test equipment for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Handheld Radio Test Sets program (“HHRTS”). The contract is for a five-year term and is valued at approximately $40 million. An initial production order for this program of $9.6 million was received in Q2 and will be executed over the remainder of 2023 and 2024.
Astronics' ATS-6100 Wire Fault Tester (WFT) has also been selected by a leading global aircraft manufacturer to be referenced in the company's maintenance manual. The ATS-6100 WFT is a proven solution for wire integrity and fault testing, detecting and location opens and shorts on controlled and uncontrolled impedance wiring. Delivering the perfect balance of voltage and energy, the WFT uses low-energy high-voltage (LEHV) and spread spectrum (SS) time domain reflectometer (TDR) technology to precisely locate faults before costly replacements or catastrophic failures occur.